Interior Department Targets Invasive Mussel Species

Western states water supply strained by population growth

The Department of the Interior announced on Tuesday that it would be renewing efforts to cut back the spread of invasive mussel species along the coast of the Western United States. The quagga and zebra mussels have spread into important reservoirs and water intakes, as well as hydroelectric power plants and water supply systems. This growth in population has made operating these facilities much more expensive.

According to Secretary Bernhardt, “Under Interior’s new unified regional structure, Bureaus have been tasked to find opportunities to improve coordination and facilitate problem-solving and resource sharing. This collaborative effort will aid in combating the spread of invasive species in vital western waters and is a testament of Interior’s commitment to conserving our natural resources.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the efforts of the Interior Department would prevent the spread of invasive species.
  • For Secretary Bernhardt to be used by God to preserve the nation’s waterways.
  • For Bureau leaders to work together to tackle this problem.

Sources: Interior Department


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